BlogTourLA: Kelly Wearstler

What an absolute whirlwind it’s been since our week in LA as part of BlogTour! I arrived home from Los Angeles last Wednesday, only to turn around the next day and travel for another 5 days for work and then for a wedding. ┬áNot complaining, but man, does it feel absolutely blissful to be back at home with my feet firmly planted in my normal routine after 2 and a half long weeks on the road and away from my family! I’m also super excited to be home so that we can FINALLY start giving you the scoop on our incredible BlogTourLA adventures… and really, where better to start than with one of our design idols, Kelly Wearstler?

We spent a whole afternoon at Kelly’s design headquarters, able to wander around freely, talk with Kelly and just absorb the beauty of her space. For all of us BlogTour design geeks, the ability to get a sense for Kelly’s creative process was an experience we’ll not soon forget.

Here’s the entry to her space, immediately coming off of the elevator…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

The most glamorous conference room ever…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

Where the design magic happens (there’s Kelly walking by in the background)…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

I developed a bit of an obsession over the chairs in her space…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

Another chair. Loving that lilac leather paired with antique brass…

chair-&-table

Afterwards, we hit the Kelly Wearstler store on Melrose for a little retail therapy and what fun it was…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

Tami sipped some tea from Kelly’s stunning china…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

We all found some bling to bring home….

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

And it has to be said that Kelly is about the kindest, most sincere person we’ve met in this business in a long time. She is down to earth, approachable, and wicked-talented. What a combo!

Here’s Tami and I with Kelly…

BlogTourLA: Behind the Scenes with Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

If you haven’t yet seen Kelly Wearstler’s Proust on Design interview that she did for CLOTH & KIND back in August of this year, you must check it out here. We appreciate her answers even more after having experienced her in person.

Proust on Design: Kelly Wearstler | CLOTH & KIND

A heartfelt thank you to Kelly for opening up her space to us and for being such a gracious host.

IMAGE CREDITS | All photos taken by Krista Nye Schwartz of CLOTH & KIND except for the photo of Krista, Kelly & Tami, taken by Jill Seidner of Material Girls

Comments

  1. A wonderful post Krista. Kelly is such a talented lady and I love the way her office space has been organised to inspire and the variety of staff she keeps to cross fertilise ideas and collaborate in all areas of fashion, jewellery and home design. Beautiful photos. Hope you and Tami are well, it was wonderful getting to know you both. xx

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Geraldine! We agree about how Kelly’s office was organized – like a dream come true for creative minds. Hope you are doing well and keeping up the walking… Although, I’m less good at keeping up with the exercise when Tami isn’t by my side for motivation, truth be told. :-) xx

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